Error messages

Error messages provide information about problems that occur while running the probe. You can use the information that they contain to resolve such problems.

The following table describes the error messages specific to this probe. For information about generic error messages, see the IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus Probe and Gateway Guide, (SC14-7530).

Table 1. Error messages




Event from <port> did not match expected format

An incoming event was not in a format that the probe could recognize. The event stream may have become corrupted.

Check the connection to the switch and ensure that it is running correctly.

Failed to read from socket - disconnecting

The probe was unable to read a message from the target switch and is disconnecting.

Check that the network management system is working correctly.

Failed to compile regular expression

A regular expression is incorrectly formed in the rules file.

Check the rules file for the regular expression and correct the entry.

Not valid <number>

The incoming data may be corrupt.

Check that the device is running properly.